These 17 Android apps have been stealing banking info — delete them all right now

Only days after McAfee revealed news of a new malware strain affecting millions of devices via apps downloaded from the Google Play Store, there’s more concerning news for Android users.

In a new report (opens in new tab), the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has brought to light the existence of 17 more apps which have been dropping malware on Android devices. According to the company, the malware responsible, dubbed ‘DawDropper’, is “capable of stealing banking information, intercepting text messages, and hijacking infected devices.”

(Image credit: Trend Micro)

The apps themselves are no longer on the Play Store, but it’s important you take a look at the full list below and delete them from your devices immediately, as they can still be doing damage if left installed. Then, change the passwords for all of your highly sensitive accounts, such as your bank accounts and email. We’ve detailed some more advice at the bottom of this article.

Delete these apps now if you still have them installed

  • Call Recorder
  • VPN Rooster
  • super cleaner
  • Document Scanner
  • Universal Saver Pro
  • Eagle photo editor
  • Call recorder pro+
  • Extra Cleaner
  • Crypto Utils
  • FixCleaner
  • Universal Saver Pro
  • Lucky Cleaner
  • Just In: VideoMotion
  • Ducment Scanner Pro
  • Conquer Darkness
  • Simpli Cleaner
  • Unicc QR Scanner

What is DawDropper and how does it work?

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